Why Big Bird Matters
Ernie

Livingston, TN

#1 Oct 10, 2012
Why Big Bird Matters

The politics of Big Bird are pretty clear. When PBS is threatened, the
public responds. It's not just the numbers -- though the fact that
public broadcasting accounts for a minuscule portion of the federal
budget makes the attacks against it numerically laughable. It's a gut
feeling. Americans get that we need what PBS brings to our country,
and especially to our children. It's not what it says about one
candidate or one debate, but what Big Bird contributes to our
understanding of the common good.

Justin Krebs, WNYC

The Next Big Thing for Big Bird

Last week a milestone was reached in the fight to protect public
media. The presidential debate inspired a spontaneous creative
outburst over Facebook and Twitter, and hundreds of thousands of
people declared their support for NPR, PBS, and -- most of all -- Big
Bird.

You'd think Big Bird was a presidential candidate for all the
attention he's received over the past week. After Mitt Romney promised
to balance the budget on the back of PBS, threatening to cut off
funding to Big Bird, Sesame Street allusions dominated social media.
Ernie, Bert, the Count and others made appearances across Facebook.
Jim Henson puppeteers tweeted their way into the fight. The Obama team
tried to tap into the character who motivated more passions than the
president's own debate performance with references to Sesame Street on
the campaign trail and a Big Bird cameo in an ad.

The politics of Big Bird are pretty clear. When PBS is threatened, the
public responds. It's not just the numbers - though the fact that
public broadcasting accounts for a minuscule portion of the federal
budget makes the attacks against it numerically laughable. It's a gut
feeling. Americans get that we need what PBS brings to our country,
and especially to our children

Since: Aug 12

Location hidden

#2 Oct 10, 2012
Ernie wrote:
Why Big Bird Matters
The politics of Big Bird are pretty clear. When PBS is threatened, the
public responds. It's not just the numbers -- though the fact that
public broadcasting accounts for a minuscule portion of the federal
budget makes the attacks against it numerically laughable. It's a gut
feeling. Americans get that we need what PBS brings to our country,
and especially to our children. It's not what it says about one
candidate or one debate, but what Big Bird contributes to our
understanding of the common good.
Justin Krebs, WNYC
The Next Big Thing for Big Bird
Last week a milestone was reached in the fight to protect public
media. The presidential debate inspired a spontaneous creative
outburst over Facebook and Twitter, and hundreds of thousands of
people declared their support for NPR, PBS, and -- most of all -- Big
Bird.
You'd think Big Bird was a presidential candidate for all the
attention he's received over the past week. After Mitt Romney promised
to balance the budget on the back of PBS, threatening to cut off
funding to Big Bird, Sesame Street allusions dominated social media.
Ernie, Bert, the Count and others made appearances across Facebook.
Jim Henson puppeteers tweeted their way into the fight. The Obama team
tried to tap into the character who motivated more passions than the
president's own debate performance with references to Sesame Street on
the campaign trail and a Big Bird cameo in an ad.
The politics of Big Bird are pretty clear. When PBS is threatened, the
public responds. It's not just the numbers - though the fact that
public broadcasting accounts for a minuscule portion of the federal
budget makes the attacks against it numerically laughable. It's a gut
feeling. Americans get that we need what PBS brings to our country,
and especially to our children
I proved yesterday that Big Bird would be unaffected by cuts to PBS yesterday, and that came straight from the V.P. of Sesame Street Production. I also listed links to reliable sources about this topic. The fact is the show that will be primarily affected by cuts to PBS would be antiques road show. PBS could just run commercials like every other station in the world. The fact is the government should not be keeping up a Television channel.
Conrad

Norwood, NC

#3 Oct 10, 2012
Ernie wrote:
Why Big Bird Matters
The politics of Big Bird are pretty clear. When PBS is threatened, the
public responds. It's not just the numbers -- though the fact that
public broadcasting accounts for a minuscule portion of the federal
budget makes the attacks against it numerically laughable. It's a gut
feeling. Americans get that we need what PBS brings to our country,
and especially to our children. It's not what it says about one
candidate or one debate, but what Big Bird contributes to our
understanding of the common good.
Justin Krebs, WNYC
The Next Big Thing for Big Bird
Last week a milestone was reached in the fight to protect public
media. The presidential debate inspired a spontaneous creative
outburst over Facebook and Twitter, and hundreds of thousands of
people declared their support for NPR, PBS, and -- most of all -- Big
Bird.
You'd think Big Bird was a presidential candidate for all the
attention he's received over the past week. After Mitt Romney promised
to balance the budget on the back of PBS, threatening to cut off
funding to Big Bird, Sesame Street allusions dominated social media.
Ernie, Bert, the Count and others made appearances across Facebook.
Jim Henson puppeteers tweeted their way into the fight. The Obama team
tried to tap into the character who motivated more passions than the
president's own debate performance with references to Sesame Street on
the campaign trail and a Big Bird cameo in an ad.
The politics of Big Bird are pretty clear. When PBS is threatened, the
public responds. It's not just the numbers - though the fact that
public broadcasting accounts for a minuscule portion of the federal
budget makes the attacks against it numerically laughable. It's a gut
feeling. Americans get that we need what PBS brings to our country,
and especially to our children
Anybody here think we should pay 450 million of our tax dollars to baby sit a few kids?
Bill Clinton

Livingston, TN

#4 Oct 10, 2012
No, this is how the libs think, they raise heck about pbs and not worry about the poor, or the veterans hospital let's cry about a program which can support it's self.
Burt

Cookeville, TN

#5 Oct 12, 2012
It's time for Big Bird to get a job like the rest of us. Hey Big Bird, their hiring at the Chicken Plant in Albany Kentucky. Just mark the box -other- if they ask your race.

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